Fr. Joe’s Rumblings (Page 2)

Fr. Joe’s writings and rumblings.

DON’T MISS THIS!!

On Monday, yes this Monday, March 4th, something is happening here in St. Matthew’s which I genuinely believe you will regret missing. That is, if you do, and I hope you won’t. Hence this message. That’s why I want to alert you to it. It’s one of those things that you will hear people talking…

PAPAL APPOINTMENT

As the Papal Commission on Clerical Abuse meets this week in Rome my thoughts have drifted back to my appointment with Pope Francis at the end of August last year on the Navan Road. Let’s pray for the important work going on this week, that the Lord will bless it and give healing to all…

POPE BASHING!

What a strange title? Indeed what a strange title for a column written by a Parish Priest in a Parish Newsletter. I agree it is a bit unusual as far as titles go and yet here in the Bunker I hope we can address topics that are of interest and relevance to us as pilgrims…

DEAR ARCHBISHOP…..

We have been talking about you in the past few days. I guess it’s important to be clear who the ‘we’ is. By ‘we’ we mean those of us here in the Faith Community of St. Matthew’s in Ballyfermot, I include myself, here in the Bunker, from where I write every week. I think this…

HEY! WHAT ABOUT THE WISE WOMEN?

Wise men? The three kings? Astrologers from the East? This can all sound a bit vague. Today, January6th, is the day we remember them. ‘A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey:’ The Journey of the Magi (1927) T.S. Eliot Actually…